SUPPORT & EDUCATION FOR HIV, HEPATITIS & STIs

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ProgramsPrograms & Services we offer

ACNS offers a wide variety of programs and services targeted to our diverse communities.
You’ll find everything from knowledge sharing and prevention techniques, to workshops, support and programs for individuals, community groups and health professionals…

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aboutHIVAbout HIV, HCV and Other STIs

Safer sex is much more than using a condom.
Learning about how HIV and other STIs are transmitted helps us to consider our options when deciding what we want to do, and how we might choose to do it…

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whathappens colouredWhat to expect when you contact us

What happens varies a bit depending on whether you call, email or drop in to see us.
But one thing you can be sure of – we won’t ask your name, or require you to give personal details that you feel uncomfortable giving. If it’s your first time looking for…

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livingwithhivLiving with HIV

People with HIV are now living longer and with better quality of life than ever before.
If you are living with HIV, it's important for you to have the information necessary to keep you healthy…

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Become a Member

Hundreds of organizations and individuals support our work as members of the AIDS Coalition of Nova Scotia (ACNS). Membership is free, perpetual over 3 year intervals (no need to renew each year) and open to any individual supporting our vision and mission.

Why become a member?

  • Be a part of an organization creating change in the lives of people living with HIV and helping to educate and reduce risks associated with HIV, HCV and other STIs.
  • Nominate members, or stand for election to the ACNS Board of Directors;
  • Vote in the election of our Board of Directors, attend Annual General Meetings and any Special Meetings of the Society;
  • Apply for scholarships to attend our annual Knowledge Exchange & Health Promotion Forum:offering 3 days of skills building and networking opportunities in the area of HIV, HCV and STI health; as well as other meetings and information sessions, whenever available;

Download the ACNS membership form
pdf Membership Form (49 KB)

How your donation helps

Your donation supplies free information and support services for people living with HIV, their families and loved ones.

Your donation gives assistance to people living with HIV in navigating the health care system and other community supports.

Your donation supports the Health Promotion Programs offered and promoted by ACNS.

Your donation informs through Awareness campaigns, education and skills building programs for prevention and testing across Nova Scotia.

Your donation helps us act as an advocate for healthy public policy engagement that fosters supportive environments.

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